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How To Use A Standing Desk?

Apr 08, 2021

Standing desk is good for your health and can reduce the discomfort of sitting down for a long time. However, if they are not used properly, fatigue may result. By adjusting the workspace and learning basic body postures, you can enjoy the benefits of using a standing desk.

Adjusting Your Work Space

Adjusting Your Work Space_


Adjust the table so that it is at the height of your elbows. 

When you type or use the mouse, your arm should be at a 90 ° angle or just below; this will allow you to move your arm smoothly and avoid wrist strain. Before adjusting the desk, make sure that all computer cables are removed and that there are no loose items on the desktop.

Position your screen to be just below eye level


Position your screen to be just below eye level. 

Adjusting the screen to the right position will help minimize eye fatigue. Place the main display directly in front of you and the second screen (if applicable) on the side of the mouse. Adjust the height of the monitor just below the line of sight.

If possible, move the monitor so that it is about 1 arm long from the standing position.

Purchase ergonomic accessories if needed._


Purchase ergonomic accessories if needed.

If you have a limited or fixed height desk, you may need accessories to help you adjust your workspace as needed. Buy adjustable keyboard platforms and adjustable display arms, and then secure them to a standing table. These will allow you to adjust the height of the keyboard and monitor to a more comfortable position.

Adjust the arm of the monitor to or slightly below the line of sight. If you find your neck splitting at work, try raising your arm slightly.

Adjust the keyboard platform so that your arm is at a 90 ° angle. When you put down the table and sit down, please make sure to adjust the keyboard platform to a comfortable height.

Keep a chair nearby so you can easily sit down when your feet get tired._


Keep a chair nearby so you can easily sit down when your feet get tired.

If you are used to standing all day, you may hurt your body and cause leg or back pain. As time goes on, your body will get used to standing for a long time, but initially you need to sit down and rest your legs regularly. Place a comfortable upright chair next to your desk so you can easily put it down and sit down during the day.

Avoid placing the chair directly behind you to avoid tripping when walking.

Positioning Your Body

Wear comfortable shoes


Wear comfortable shoes.

Standing up increases the pressure on the foot, so it's important to wear shoes that don't hurt your feet. Everyone's feet are different, so try the best way to fit you.

Avoid high heels and flat shoes without padding.

Running shoes or thick soled business shoes are good options because they provide arch support.

If your workplace allows, try barefoot work. Some people find this option to reduce the burden on the feet.

Maintain a straight back and neck._


Keep your back and neck straight.

Keeping a good posture helps to avoid back pain and fatigue caused by vasoconstriction. Stand straight so that your spine is in the S-shape curve. Keep your shoulders back, neck straight and raise your head.

Avoid leaning on the table because it bends your back and neck.

Rest your feet on a leaning stool if your feet are aching_


If the foot is sore, place the foot on a sloping stool.

If your legs are tired from standing quickly, then the stools tilt will help you. These benches can place your body in a 120 ° habitat. The increased angle can improve your blood circulation and help reduce foot pressure compared to the chair.

If the stools have wheels, make sure they are locked before they are placed on the stool.

Using a stool, place weight on the seat and place your feet on the floor.

Position your wrists horizontally_


Place the wrist horizontally.

Hold your wrist so that they are in line with your arm. Avoid raising it above the level, otherwise it will cause wrist strain. If you find your wrist tired all day, try lowering the table slightly to a more comfortable position.

Consider buying wrist braces to help support your wrist, especially if you have suffered from wrist strain before.